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Indian River, Michigan: Giant Crucifix and Nun Doll Museum Team Field Report

7078 M-68, Indian River, MI
The Cross in the Woods. I-75 to exit 310 (Indian River). Follow Hwy 68 west, and make a right where it separates from Hwy 27. The Cross in the Woods Shrine will be on your right.
Museum summer daily 9-6, off-season 10-3. Gift shop daily 9-5. Cross accessible any time. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Cross in the Woods.

Giant Crucifix and Nun Doll Museum

At 55 feet high, the 21-ton crucifix stands taller than the surrounding trees. An accompanying free museum displays 525 nun dolls, made by Sally Rogalski from 1945 to 1964. Report...

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Nun Doll Museum.

Giant Crucifix and Nun Doll Museum

Beautiful grounds, very cool history, eclectic nun doll collection. Even found the order of sisters that I went to school with for 12 years.

[Christena, 08/03/2021]

Nun doll collection behind glass.

Giant Crucifix and Nun Doll Museum

Collection displayed behind glass at the Nun Doll Museum in Indian River.

[Sammi, 09/17/2019]
Followers Urge Cross In The Woods To Change Name

The Cross In The Woods Shrine in Indian River, MI may have its name changed to "Shrine of the Lily of the Mohawks, Kateri Tekakwitha," if certain faithful champions of the local "non-denominational" Catholic attraction have their way.


[07/13/1997] Complete News Story

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